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In Topic: My Fiesta Mk7 Interior Lighting Project (Picture Heavy)

16 November 2013 - 05:09 PM

Having dramas. The leds turn on but the remote doesn't work. Tried changing the battery to no avail. Any ideas anyone?

In Topic: My Fiesta Mk7 Interior Lighting Project (Picture Heavy)

14 November 2013 - 10:33 PM

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your kind comments.

The ambient lights are wired from the interior illumination circuit so you could take power from a nearby switch (such as the ESP or climate switch) or the light switch.

If you look at my submarine light guide, you will see how I wired these to the same circuit: http://www.fordowner...interior-light/

This wire feeds power to the LED controller so that the LEDs are on when the dash illumination is on i.e. at night!


The LEDs are fed from many spurs taken from the output of the LED controller. I made several small PCBs from vero strip and used PCB header pins and sockets so that I could disconnect any LED should it need replacing or maintaining without affecting any of the other LEDs.

These LED spur PCBs have around 6 sets of female headers each and are located in the centre console, front doors, A pillars and B pillars.

This also makes the lighting very easy to expand as all I need to do is plug in my new LED strip to a nearby spur PCB using wired male header pins.


you have officially raped my mind :P thank you kindly for the detailed information.hopefully everything will arrive in the morning so i can have a go at it. although im not going to solder, not my forte. i have ambient lighting fitted already, i was rather hoping to tap into that?

In Topic: The Ambient Lighting Installation Guide!!!!!!!...

14 November 2013 - 10:23 PM

oh fair one. blue will look sweet. its going to be like an optical ocean :P

In Topic: The Ambient Lighting Installation Guide!!!!!!!...

13 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

Here you go :)

that looks ace mate. how did you do the cup holder lighting?

In Topic: My Fiesta Mk7 Interior Lighting Project (Picture Heavy)

13 November 2013 - 08:03 PM

that is an excellent job tunnel. it looks fantastic (as i am sure you are aware) i take my hat off to you sir.


My ambient lights are wired to the headlight light switch so they are on when my sidelights are on.

They can be turned off via the remote.


All ambient lights are LED strip cut to the required length and stuck down with 10mm double sided 3M body kit tape (the standard tape on the LED strip is no good for automotive use as the glue melts in hot climates resulting in your LEDs falling off)!

LED strip and controller from ebay: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ec91e4a8b

just ordered some of these :) quick question however, do they work with the auto function of the lights? where did you run the wiring from too?

many thanks :)